Stratford Canal (South Section)

The Stratford Canal (South Section) is a narrow canal and is part of the Stratford Canal. It runs for 13 miles and ¾ furlongs through 35 locks from Lapworth Junction South (where it joins the Stratford Canal (Lapworth Link) and the Stratford Canal (Northern Section)) to Junction of Stratford Canal and River Avon (where it joins the River Avon - Warwickshire (Upper Avon Navigation)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

Notable features of the waterway include: Lapworth Locks (lower), Preston Bagot Locks, Edstone Aqueduct, Wilmcote Locks and Stratford Locks

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Lapworth Junction South
Lapworth Services ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Lapworth Lock No 22 ½ furlongs 0 locks
Lapworth Lock No 23 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Broom Hall Bridge No 38 1¾ furlongs 2 locks
Lapworth Lock No 24 2¼ furlongs 2 locks
Winding Hole above Dicks Lane Lock 4¼ furlongs 3 locks
Dicks Lane Lock No 25 4½ furlongs 3 locks
Dicks Lane Bridge No 39 4½ furlongs 4 locks
Lapworth Lock No 26 5¼ furlongs 4 locks
M40 Motorway Bridge No 39A 6½ furlongs 5 locks
Lapworth Bottom Lock No 27 6¾ furlongs 5 locks
Rowington Lock No 28 1 mile and 1¼ furlongs 6 locks
Rowington Lock No 29 1 mile and 3½ furlongs 7 locks
Rowington Lock No 30
Lowsonford
1 mile and 6½ furlongs 8 locks
Mill Lane Bridge No 40 1 mile and 6¾ furlongs 9 locks
Fleur de Lys PH
17th Century country pub
1 mile and 7¾ furlongs 9 locks
Lowsonford Lock No 31 2 miles and ½ furlongs 9 locks
New Road Bridge No 41 2 miles and ¾ furlongs 10 locks
Lowsonford Lock No 32 2 miles and 3¼ furlongs 10 locks
Lowsonford Narrows 2 miles and 3¾ furlongs 11 locks
Claverdon Narrows 2 miles and 5¾ furlongs 11 locks
Claverdon Top Lock Winding Hole 2 miles and 6¾ furlongs 11 locks
Claverdon Top Lock No 33 2 miles and 7¾ furlongs 11 locks
Bridge No 44 (Stratford Canal) 3 miles 12 locks
Yarningale Aqueduct 3 miles and 1¼ furlongs 12 locks
Bucket Lock Cottage
A fine example of a Barrel roof House
3 miles and 1¼ furlongs 12 locks
Bucket Lock No 34 3 miles and 1¼ furlongs 12 locks
Claverdon Bottom Lock No 35
Bridge No 45
3 miles and 2¼ furlongs 13 locks
Bridge No 45 (Stratford Canal) 3 miles and 2½ furlongs 14 locks
Preston Bagot Top Lock No 36 3 miles and 5½ furlongs 14 locks
Preston Bagot Bridge No 46 3 miles and 5½ furlongs 15 locks
Preston Bagot Middle Lock No 37 3 miles and 6¾ furlongs 15 locks
Preston Bagot Bottom Lock No 38 4 miles 16 locks
Preston Bagot Bridge No 47 4 miles 17 locks
Warwick Road Bridge (A4189) No 47a 4 miles and ½ furlongs 17 locks
Preston Bagot Bridge No 48 4 miles and ¾ furlongs 17 locks
Winding Hole below Preston Bagot Bridge 4 miles and 1 furlong 17 locks
Footbridge No 49 4 miles and 4½ furlongs 17 locks
Preston Hill Farm Bridge No 50 5 miles and 2 furlongs 17 locks
Green Lane Bridge No 51 5 miles and 4¼ furlongs 17 locks
Footbridge No 52 5 miles and 6½ furlongs 17 locks
Winding Hole above Footbridge No 53 5 miles and 7½ furlongs 17 locks
Wootton Wawen Bridge No 53 5 miles and 7¾ furlongs 17 locks
Anglo Welsh Boatyard 6 miles and ¾ furlongs 17 locks
The Navigation Inn (Wootton Wawen)
Accessible via Anglo Welsh moorings.
6 miles and ¾ furlongs 17 locks
Wootton Wawen Aqueduct
Over the A3400 Stratford Road
6 miles and ¾ furlongs 17 locks
Wootton Wawen Footbridge No 54 6 miles and 2½ furlongs 17 locks
Changeline Footbridge No 55 6 miles and 7 furlongs 17 locks
Farm Bridge No 56 7 miles and ¼ furlongs 17 locks
Winding Hole above Bearley Lock 7 miles and 1¼ furlongs 17 locks
Bearley Lock No 39 7 miles and 1½ furlongs 17 locks
Edstone Aqueduct (North end) 7 miles and 3¼ furlongs 18 locks
Edstone Aqueduct (South end) 7 miles and 4 furlongs 18 locks
Edstone Footbridge No 57 7 miles and 6 furlongs 18 locks
Edstone Winding Hole 8 miles and 2½ furlongs 18 locks
Field Bridge No 58 8 miles and 5½ furlongs 18 locks
Wilmcote Winding Hole 9 miles and 2½ furlongs 18 locks
Featherbed Bridge No 59
Wilmcote village on east bank
9 miles and 4 furlongs 18 locks
Canada Bridge No 60 9 miles and 7½ furlongs 18 locks
Wilmcote Top Lock No 40 10 miles and ¾ furlongs 18 locks
Winding Hole below Wilmcote Top Lock 10 miles and 1 furlong 19 locks
Wilmcote Lock No 41 10 miles and 1¼ furlongs 19 locks
Wilmcote Lock No 42 10 miles and 2 furlongs 20 locks
Wilmcote Lock No 43 10 miles and 3½ furlongs 21 locks
Wilmcote Bridge No 61 10 miles and 3½ furlongs 22 locks
Wilmcote Lock No 44 10 miles and 4¼ furlongs 22 locks
Wilmcote Lock No 45 10 miles and 4½ furlongs 23 locks
Wilmcote Lock No 46 10 miles and 4¾ furlongs 24 locks
Wilmcote Lock No 47 10 miles and 5¼ furlongs 25 locks
Wilmcote Lock No 48 Narrows 10 miles and 6¼ furlongs 26 locks
Wilmcote Lock No 48 10 miles and 7 furlongs 26 locks
Wilmcote Lock No 49 10 miles and 7½ furlongs 27 locks
Wilmcote Bottom Lock No 50 11 miles 28 locks
Stratford Northern Bypass Bridge No 62A 11 miles and 2 furlongs 29 locks
Chaleybeate Bridge No 63 11 miles and 3¼ furlongs 29 locks
Bishopton Lock No 51 11 miles and 4½ furlongs 29 locks
Timothy's Bridge No 64 11 miles and 7¾ furlongs 30 locks
Stratford Railway Bridge No 64A 12 miles and 2¼ furlongs 30 locks
Stratford Railway Bridge No 64B 12 miles and 2½ furlongs 30 locks
Winding Hole above Stratford Top Lock No 52 12 miles and 4 furlongs 30 locks
Stratford Top Lock No 52 12 miles and 4¼ furlongs 30 locks
Birmingham Road Bridge No 65 12 miles and 4¼ furlongs 31 locks
Clopton Road Bridge No 66 12 miles and 4¾ furlongs 31 locks
Stratford Lock No 53 12 miles and 5¾ furlongs 31 locks
Maidenhead Road Bridge No 67 12 miles and 6 furlongs 32 locks
Stratford Lock No 54 12 miles and 6½ furlongs 32 locks
Stratford Bottom Lock No 55 12 miles and 7 furlongs 33 locks
Warwick Road Bridge No 68 12 miles and 7 furlongs 34 locks
Bridge Foot Bridge No 69
Entrance to Bancroft Basin is a 32yd long "tunnel".
12 miles and 7¾ furlongs 34 locks
Bancroft Basin 13 miles and ¼ furlongs 34 locks
Stratford-upon-Avon Lock No 56
Wide lock between the River Avon and Bancroft Basin
13 miles and ½ furlongs 34 locks
Stratford Lock Junction Footbridge 13 miles and ½ furlongs 35 locks
Junction of Stratford Canal and River Avon 13 miles and ¾ furlongs 35 locks
 
 
 
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Navigation closure notice: South Stratford Canal, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Open - Lock 40, Wilmcote Top Lock to Lock 51 — from Monday the 4th of February, 2019 to Friday the 15th of March, 2019.

Update on 20/12/2018:

As a result of the earlier finish date of the stoppage at Locks 25 and 26, additional resources are now available to work on the stoppage at Lock 43.  This will enable us to complete the works here in a shorter period.  Please note the new start date for this stoppage. 

Replace the bottom gate and top and bottom cill.

Carry out improvements to the lock ladders. 

Our Customer Service teams will be also be completing some smaller, below water, tasks on the surrounding locks that fall within this stoppage.

Following customer feedback, we have delayed the start of this closure to allow additional cruising time over the new year period.

Notification sent Thursday the 20th of December, 2018


Navigation closure notice: South Stratford Canal, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Open - Wilmcote - Featherbed Lane Visitor to Lock 51 — from Monday the 4th of February, 2019 to Friday the 15th of March, 2019.

Update on 11/02/2019:

We are taking the opportunity, whilst the navigation is closed for the gate and cill replacement at Lock 43,  to undertake repairs to the waterway wall at the Featherbed Lane visitor moorings.  We had to defer these works last October due to budgetary issues.  However, we are pleased to confirm that funds have now been made available from other projects and have been assigned for our contractors to carry out the Featherbed Lane wall repairs as a matter of urgency. 

The navigation is closed from Lock 51 to approximately 150m north of Bridge 59.  The stoppage will be in place until 15th March, as originally planned.  Completion of the works at Featherbed Lane will continue beyond this date but under local restrictions only.  Further updates will be issued regarding these restrictions.

Update on 20/12/2018:

As a result of the earlier finish date of the stoppage at Locks 25 and 26, additional resources are now available to work on the stoppage at Lock 43.  This will enable us to complete the works here in a shorter period.  Please note the new start date for this stoppage. 

Replace the bottom gate and top and bottom cill.

Carry out improvements to the lock ladders. 

Our Customer Service teams will be also be completing some smaller, below water, tasks on the surrounding locks that fall within this stoppage.

Following customer feedback, we have delayed the start of this closure to allow additional cruising time over the new year period.

Notification sent Monday the 11th of February, 2019

 
 
 

Wikipedia has a page about Stratford Canal

The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal is a canal in the south Midlands of England. The canal, which was built between 1793 and 1816, runs for 25.5 miles (41.0 km) in total, and consists of two sections. The dividing line is at Kingswood Junction, which gives access to the Grand Union Canal. Following acquisition by a railway company in 1856, it gradually declined, the southern section being un-navigable by 1945, and the northern section little better.

The northern section was the setting for a high-profile campaign by the fledgling Inland Waterways Association in 1947, involving the right of navigation under Tunnel Lane bridge, which required the Great Western Railway to jack it up in order to allow boats to pass. These actions saved the section from closure. The southern section was restored by the National Trust between 1961 and 1964, after an attempt to close it was thwarted. The revived canal was re-opened by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and responsibility for it was transferred to British Waterways in 1988.

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Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 12:04